Reach Out And Learn presents the ROL en Peru, Maternal-Fetal Health Training 2018, "Train the Trainers". This event will be held in Peru, April 4th - April 12th 2018. The objective of this Maternal-Fetal Health/Service Leadership Training is to provide a setting where foreign professionals receive in-depth training on techniques and treatments that will help them save the lives of newborns and help those in need. This training is unique in that it is a "Train the Trainer" course where maternal-fetal professionals from the U.S. train Peruvian doctors, nurses, and midwives who focus on issues that exist with expectant women and newborns. These "trained" professionals will be tasked with training hundreds of their colleagues in advanced techniques and treatments to improve the way they help those in need! As an added benefit, Maternal-Fetal Professionals will receive Service Leadership training that will help them make greater strides toward collaborating together to tackle leadership issues and problems that have inhibited their ability to work together to help those in need.
Maternal-Fetal Health is of great need in Peru. Last year, we learned that in the three months prior to our arrival, 10 women passed away in one hospital in one of the cities in which we trained maternal-fetal health professionals. Our objective is to provide an opportunity for primary care, OBG/YN, and family practice physicians, and those interested in women and infant health and issues and problems associated with women and infant health, to receive and disseminate best practices and the latest information on topics that improve the quality of health among women and infants. Our effort is to bring together professionals who specialize in areas directly related to women and infant health and to place these experts in an educational setting that fosters learning, stimulates purposeful discussions, and encourages peer networking.
This event is designed so that trainers may bring family and friends who may visit high Andean villages to assess needs and to learn about and experience the Peruvian people and culture. Optional tours of the Sacred Valley, including Machu Pichhu are available. We plan for Conference registrants to join their family members and friends on one of the village days to participate in interactive activities with children in remote villages. Conference Directors attending this year have extensive experience in villages doing village activities and touring Cuzco/Machu Picchu. Our Tour Service is based in Cusco and they are the best! (We have had years of experience with them) and this gets us in and out of places that the big tour groups cannot go. For example; your Machu Picchu experience may be 8 hours at the site....in contrast, the big tour groups only give you 4 hours. Our interactive activities with school children brings you to the high Andes Mountains outside Cuzco into very small villages. Tourists normally don't get this experience. Many past participants have stated that Machu Picchu was awesome but the village experience was the highlight of the week.
Some of our current and past trainers are, Sean Esplin, MD, Mark Dowdle, MD, Ty Erickson, MD, Daniel Woodhead, RT, Lynette Mittlesteadt, RN. Dr. Dowdle, Dr. Erickson, and Chad Fugate will train and initiate the training of hundreds of Peruvian doctors, nurses, and midwives on intense and detailed newborn resuscitation and women health issues related to child birth and pregnancy.
In addition, Patty Wheatley, working with the Pocatello, Idaho Rotary, have enlisted the help of others to assemble items and newborn kits that will be given to those we train so they can distribute the newborn kits to new mothers. Our intent is to train, support, and place materials in the hands of those who need them most, to help those in need!
We "learn together" as we learn the methods and procedures (treatments) used by foreign professionals to help those in need, and they learn from us!
This is a long travel day. To be part of the main team you need to arrive in Lima Peru late 23:00 hrs. (11:00PM) Most of us will fly out of Atlanta on Delta 151 We will watch for days when flights are in the $800 range from Salt Lake to Lima. They can be as high as $1300-1400 if you time them poorly.
There are many flights to Atlanta which influences the cost but only one to Lima. We then must clear immigration and customs and this can be 30 min to 3 hours depending on many uncontrollable factors.
We have learned from sad experience to curl up in lovely airport seats and we will be booked on the first flight out to Cuzco hopefully before 0600 and check in at 0400. Keep a jump bag of what you need for the first 30 hours just in case. After it is checked it is uncertain when you will catch up again with your luggage.2. Day 2 Friday April 5 , Día 2 Viernes Abril 5
Luggage check in 0400 hopefully leave by 0600 arrive Cusco 0730. We will probably be at Hotel El Puma and hope for early check in. This the usual. If not, we will share several rooms to freshen up and rest as best as possible. The goals of the day are to rest, get air and your legs under you. This is a beautiful exciting place. Those who ignore this important advice become worn out early and get sick. Please, please listen to us. We will have banking, fluids and essential shopping. There will be plenty of shopping to take home.
We will need to visit Coricancha before 16:00 (4:00PM) last chance. It is important to go to bed early by 21:00 (9:00 PM) take Benadryl if needed.3. Day 3 Saturday April 6, Día 3 Sábado, Abril 6
Team 1 will be traveling and working in Abancay. Leave at 0400. This places us in Abancay at around 0745 to start teaching 0800A. Humanitarian
We will return by 14:30 (2:30pm) on Saturday from Abancay. The goal is to arrive in Cusco by 2000 (8:00PM) Start packing for two days and one night away from Cuzco.
Team 2 -We are working on a Mass Trauma Team who will stay in Cuzco and teach fireman, police emergency doctors and all others of the mass casualty team with the Peruvian team the LDS missionaries and our medical trauma team at San Sebastián 0800-1600. There will be lecture and practical.
Team 3 - Ecography obstétrica- obstetric ultrasound in Cuzco- with Dr. Sean Esplin4. Day 4 Sunday April 7, Día 4 Domingo Abril 7
For those who desire, we will be going to LDS sacrament meeting in Cusco.
Sunday, after Church, eat light, then go to the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. It will be important to eat well that night because we will be on the road for several days.
This evening, we will have a devotional, around 7:00 PM where Chad will present information about the history of the Incas.5. Day 5 Monday April 8, 2018, Día 5 Lunes Abril 8, 2018
We are going to shift gears and have cultural and historical training in the Sacred Valley, In Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It enhances our service to understand more about the history of the ancestors of those we serve and the beginnings of their culture. Then we take a train to Aguas Calientes or now called Machu Picchu Village where we spend the night.6. Day 6 Tuesday April 9, Día 6 Martes Abril 9
We will be up at 0500, board the buses and go to Machu Picchu all day for more cultural and historical training. We will return late in the afternoon. We then catch the train, then a bus and end the day in Cusco. We pack that night and get ready leave for Juliaca and Puno. We do not return to Cusco.7. Day 7 Wednesday Abril 10, Día 7 Miércoles Abril 7
This is a long beautiful bus ride up the mountains to Lake Titicaca and we will be staying in Puno. The trip from Cusco to Puno will take about 7 hours. We will be stopping at Templo de Viracocha for about 30 minutes. Even though the trip is hard, it is a great experience with incredible views of the high Andes Mountains and valleys graced herds of llamas and alpacas. The air is thin and you will be as high as any mountain in the Continental USA. It will be important to stay ahead of any altitude sickness.8. Day 8 Thursday Abril 11, Día 8 Jueves Abril 11
Team mothers will teach in Juliaca, Team babies will teach neonatal resuscitation in Puno and team Humanitarian will work on the Uros floating islands and build a playground with a fence for the preschool to keep children from falling into the lake and drowning. This will be mixed with work fun and learning with families that live on the islands. It will be the goal of the medical team, in Puno, to go to the Uros Islands after teaching in the late afternoon.9. Day 9 Friday April 12, Día 9 Viernes Abril 12
Team babies will teach neonatal resuscitation in Juliaca. Team mothers will teach in Puno. The team humanitarian will continue their work on the Uros Islands. It will be the goal of the medical team in Puno to go to the Uros Islands after teaching in the late afternoon. If there is time, they will visit some of the ruins.Day 10 Saturday April 13, Día 10 Sabado Abril 13
We plan to fly out of Juliaca to Lima as early as possible. This will hopefully be at 10:00 am. We will all have to be up early and to the airport in Juliaca by 0730 AM (though our plans may change, depending on our in-country travel service). We then arrive in Lima just after noon. We plan to have a bus for the day to take us to the Miraflores area of Lima (near the beach). This is a nice area of Lima and serves as our home base until we leave for the airport at 2030 (8:30 pm). The flight does not leave until 0100 on Sunday morning to Atlanta. Other flights are similar. We are all one happy family. What you choose to do this day is up to you. Do not go out alone. Stay in small groups with a good map. Some may rest. Some may shop. Some may eat at nice restaurants. Some may go to the LDS Temple in La Molina. We must be ready to be on the bus by 8:30 PM to go to the airport.
Some may choose to stay (on their own) in Puno an extra day and fly hone from Lima early Monday morning, arriving home on Monday.
Dr. Dowdle graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and did his residency at William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak. His primary specialty is Obstetrics & Gynecology, which he has been doing for 26 years. Dr. Dowdle speaks Spanish, and on the Intermountain Healthcare Website, his mission statement is "My goal is to provide caring and quality medical services. I strive to share the goodness of this life and give my patients hope in an atmosphere of kindness and respect. The prevention of disease, minimizing pain, and suffering, protection of the unborn, support for individuals and families are my priorities."
Dr. Esplin has worked at the University of Utah Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division since 2000, after completion of his Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Esplin's main areas of interest are the genetic control of term and preterm labor and the role of inflammation in preterm birth. Dr. Esplin is currently involved in several ongoing research projects sponsored by the National Institutes of Health aimed at identifying markers of preterm birth and obstetric complications.
Dr. Erickson is dual board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He maintains practices in Idaho and Nevada. He has trained surgeons in 15 countries on advanced pelvic floor surgery. As a board member of the Janice foundation he provides humanitarian service in Africa and South America. He has associated with Reach Out And Learn in Peru since 2013.
Dr. Lythgoe is a faculty physician within the Department of OBGYN at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center with a community practice at Midtown Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is board certified by the Arizona Board of Medical Examiners and the American College of bstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Lythgoe earned his bachelor degree in biology and his doctorate of medicine from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed the Phoenix Integrated Residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Maricopa Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Lythgoe has served in private practice anbd in the acute care setting. He speaks both English and Spanish.
Jeffrey McClellan is an Associate Professor of Management at Frostburg State University. He earned a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University in 2008. Jeff has conducted 70+ academic and professional conference presentations, given, facilitated or performed 100+ professional presentations, speeches, training sessions, and consultations for numerous businesses, non-profit organizations, and universities, and published 50+ peer reviewed articles, book reviews, & book chapters on leadership, administration, and advising. Multiple presentations and some upcoming publications have focused on topics related to leadership in Latin America. Most of Jeff's work focuses on servant leadership, leadership development, and leadership in Latin America. He has given presentations in Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Ecuador and led education trips in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Jeffrey lives in Cumberland, MD with his wife and six children.
Chad is a co-founder of Reach Out And Learn and the International Anaesthesiology Medical Conference Course Director. He has travelled and worked in a volunteer position, running humanitarian expeditions for 20+ years and 50 expeditions to Peru and Bolivia. He is a fluent Spanish speaker and often translates presentations from English to Spanish so Peruvian Professionals can participate in the conferences. His qualifications include graduating with a BS degree in nursing from BA in liberal arts from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Chad has a Nurse Anaesthesia residency from Wisconsin and owns a private anaesthesia business in Idaho. He is currently a graduate student at Gonzaga University in Organizational Leadership. Chad has been on the Board of Directors for three humanitarian organizations and is currently a member of the board with Ascend Alliance. He is also a faculty member at Idaho State University. Chad owns a software company that produces productivity software for the iPhone and iPad.
Patty Wheatley attended Rick's College, in Rexburg, Idaho. She is a past president of Soroptimist International of Pocatello. Patty and her husband Richard have owned the Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel, in Pocatello, Idaho since 1982. They are the parents of four children and 14 grandchildren. They are very active in the community and humanitarian projects. Patty has been serving with Reach Out and Learn and in Peru for the past 5 years. Patty has enlisted the help of others including the Gate City Rotary of Pocatello to assemble backpacks with emergency delivery kits, hemorrhaging kits, and newborn kits that will be given to those that are trained by the doctors.
Becky graduated with her nursing degree from BYU Provo over 30 years ago. She has been a NICU -Neonatal Intensive Care Unit- Nurse for Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, CA for almost all of her nursing career. Within the NICU, she is a Advanced Life Support Nurse where she specializes in Advanced Infant Resuscitation - NRP Plus you could call it. She is a regional Transport Nurse for Sutter and the Coordinator for the Neonatal/Pediatric ICU ECMO and PICC programs. She loves babies with her favorites being her 4 children, their spouses and 4 awesome grandchildren. She is very excited to participate in ROL Health program for the first time and especially excited to share this trip with the love of her life and wonderful husband Wade.
Lisa Valenzuela graduated with a BSN degree from Idaho State University 20 years ago. She worked as a medical surgical nurse for 1 year and then transferred to Labor and Delivery. She has worked in Postpartum, Labor and Delivery and nursery for Mountain View Hospital in Idaho Falls Idaho for the past 15 years. She is the Labor and Delivery nurse educator and does training for the nursing staff for obstetric emergencies. She is a mother of 3 children and grandmother to 6 grandchildren. The opportunity to go to Peru is an exciting way to use her skills as an OB nurse & educator to serve the Spanish speaking people in Peru.
Bonnie Rivas began working in Labor and Delivery as a CNA in 2006, graduated with an Associates in Nursing in 2008 and her Bachelor's in Nursing in 2010. She spent her career at Mountain View Hospital in Labor and Delivery for the past 10 years and now helps educate staff on Labor complications, care of the mom baby couplet and neonatal care at delivery. She also works Pre-op, PACU, and circulating nurse at a surgical ENT center in Rexburg Idaho. She served an LDS mission Spanish speaking and is a certified medical interpreter since 2007. She is the proud mother of four children and has traveled to El Salvador and Guatemala with her husband and children, they love adventures as a family. Bonnie is passionate about travel, service and Labor and Delivery. It has been a lifelong dream of hers to use her medical and language skills to serve others and is thrilled for the opportunity to work with ROL this year in Peru.
Mike is the Executive Director for Reach Out And Learn. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix in January of 1993. His Bachelor of Science degree is from Brigham Young University. Mike was also a faculty member with the University of Phoenix for 10-years. He enjoys a variety of work, and spends a significant amount of time designing brochures, postcards, and Web sites. In his free time he enjoys gardening (especially grapes and walnut trees), beekeeping and bike riding.
This Reach Out And Learn humanitarian event is focused on helping those in need through 1) professional training workshops, 2) Activities and projects in small rural villages and in schools.
All participants will receive round-trip airfare between Lima and Cusco, hotel accommodations (double or greater occupancy), and ground transportation to the villages, and cultural sites. Ground transportation from the airport in Cusco to the hotel in Cusco is also included as well as transportation to the airport in Juliaca from our hotel in Puno. Our ability to help those in need increases as we gain a greater understanding of the native and indigenous people who live in Peruvian towns and villages, through our visits to cultural experiences and planned outings to significant cultural sites such as the Uros Islands, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu.
Registration fees do not include international airfare (to and from Lima from the U.S.), medical insurance, meals (although many hotels include breakfast), or personal expenses. Light lunch snacks may be available on "outing" days.Conference (Training) Registrants:
Includes training-workshop fees (you will receive an attendance certificate). Includes up to five days in training workshops, with an alternative option to participate, with the humanitarian participants, in interactive activities with school children in remote villages.Early Registration Fee(until February 2, 2018): $2,400.00
In addition to the experiences listed above, humanitarian and student registrants may participate in up to five days in the following, an orphanage, school, and villages interacting with children in activities, such as singing, dancing, juggling, necklaces and bracelets, painting fingernails, soccer, basketball, football, marbles or a hobbie or talent you bring. Of course, we provide transportation to and from remote villages. Your registration fee does not include international airfare (to and from Lima from the U.S.), medical insurance, meals (although many hotels include breakfast), or personal expenses. Light lunch snacks may be available on "outing" days.Early Registration Fee(until February 2, 2018): $2,300.00